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First moose
Moose
Contributors to this thread:
Bowhunter34 03-Oct-17
LBshooter 03-Oct-17
Mr.C 03-Oct-17
wild1 03-Oct-17
Smtn10PT 03-Oct-17
Trial153 03-Oct-17
GhostBird 03-Oct-17
HUNT MAN 03-Oct-17
Charlie Rehor 03-Oct-17
otcWill 03-Oct-17
rattling_junkie 03-Oct-17
killinstuff 03-Oct-17
carcus 03-Oct-17
trkyslr 03-Oct-17
Zackman 03-Oct-17
Bushwacker 03-Oct-17
76aggie 04-Oct-17
drycreek 04-Oct-17
T Mac 04-Oct-17
Bowhunter34 04-Oct-17
Pyrannah 04-Oct-17
Bowhunter34 04-Oct-17
Heat 04-Oct-17
WV Mountaineer 04-Oct-17
Wayniac 05-Oct-17
Turk 05-Oct-17
Bowboy 05-Oct-17
dm/wolfskin 05-Oct-17
Hawkeye 05-Oct-17
Jeff Pals 08-Oct-17
sdbowhunter 08-Oct-17
From: Bowhunter34
03-Oct-17

Bowhunter34's embedded Photo
The first shot actually went straight through the heart. He has 7 BIG tines on each side and about a 46" spread.
Bowhunter34's embedded Photo
The first shot actually went straight through the heart. He has 7 BIG tines on each side and about a 46" spread.
Bowhunter34's embedded Photo
Where he fell dead
Bowhunter34's embedded Photo
Where he fell dead
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Bowhunter34's embedded Photo
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Our work is done
Bowhunter34's embedded Photo
Our work is done
So grateful to have an opportunity to go up to Ontario for a 2nd time and try for a bull moose. We got there on Saturday, Sept 23rd and didn't hear or see a moose until this guy responded to my calls on Thursday morning. When I first heard him he sounded like he was a mile a way but as his grunts got louder and more frequent I knew he was heading straight to me. Branches were breaking, tree tops are bending over as he continued to move closer. By the time I could first see him he was then only 60 yards away. I had to continue using soft cow calls to pull him towards me because he kept wanting to think the cow was further north. I already drew on him twice but he kept taking the wrong turn and I couldn't get a good shot. Finally, he comes out to give me a good clear shot but he turns the wrong direction! One more soft cow call (from only 30 yards away) and he does a complete 180. It's going to give me a perfect 10 yard broadside shot but then he catches a bit of my wind and knows something is not right. Starts to turn back around and WHACK! I smoked him at 30 yards! Not 100% sure on my shot placement, I stuck another arrow in him when he stopped at 50 yards to look back at what happened. When the 2nd arrow hit, he fell in the water like he was hit by a freight train. UNREAL! So intense ! Once he was done my body was like in shock from all the adrenaline. I ran to the boat to go get my brother and then we had our work cut out for us. So rewarding and such a great adventure. Nothing compares to these close encounters we're able to have as archery hunters!

Thanks for listening and I hope to see some more stories like mine on here!

From: LBshooter
03-Oct-17
Outstanding moose, congrats!

From: Mr.C
03-Oct-17
pretty bull! very cool story too! that close up stuff is intense! no question congrats MikeC

From: wild1
03-Oct-17
That is awesome!! Congratulations on a beauty of a bull!!

From: Smtn10PT
03-Oct-17
very cool! congrats on a great adventure and trophy.

From: Trial153
03-Oct-17
Congrats !

From: GhostBird
03-Oct-17
Congratulations. Beautiful bull.

From: HUNT MAN
03-Oct-17
Dream bull ! Congrats

03-Oct-17
Enjoy. He's a stud!

From: otcWill
03-Oct-17
Bucket list for sure. Congrats!

03-Oct-17
Congrats on a great moose!

From: killinstuff
03-Oct-17
That's a great moose. Well done. And in Ontario, that much better. I've heard nothing but horror stories on the Ontario moose populations for the past 10 years and have been looking at other places to hunt. You'd do Ont. again? What are your thoughts on what you've seen having tried twice. Thanks in advance.

From: carcus
03-Oct-17
Great moose!

From: trkyslr
03-Oct-17
Congrats!

From: Zackman
03-Oct-17
Awesome moose! Congrats

From: Bushwacker
03-Oct-17
Awesome, that's a great story. Congratulations....

From: 76aggie
04-Oct-17
Congratulations. Beautiful bull and nice story. You should be very proud.

From: drycreek
04-Oct-17
Congrats ! A boat full of good eating and a nice mount. Can't beat that !

From: T Mac
04-Oct-17
Awesome moose congrats!

From: Bowhunter34
04-Oct-17
Thanks guys! @killinstuff - Between me and a couple other guys, this is the 7th time we've been up there. We'll be back.

From: Pyrannah
04-Oct-17
how did you deal with him in the water? Did you somehow move him to a shallower place before quartering?

congrats man!

From: Bowhunter34
04-Oct-17
@Pyrannah...we brought a come along with but somehow we broke it before we got the bull all the way to the beach haha. By then we could just quarter him where he was in the water.

From: Heat
04-Oct-17
Way to go man! That is awesome!

04-Oct-17
Awesome man and congrats!!!!!!

04-Oct-17
Congrats for sure!

From: Wayniac
05-Oct-17
Congrats!

From: Turk
05-Oct-17
Congratulations! Nice bull.

From: Bowboy
05-Oct-17
Congrats great bull.

From: dm/wolfskin
05-Oct-17
Congrats! Bet that was fun getting that bull quarter up out there or getting it back on dry land.

From: Hawkeye
05-Oct-17
Congrats on a great bull!

From: Jeff Pals
08-Oct-17
Way to go Mark, couldn't happen to a better guy and great hunter. You hung tough for the whole hunt not seeing or hearing anything and in the end played it perfect and worked in a great bull. I can't wait to measure him. Congratulations! -Jeff

From: sdbowhunter
08-Oct-17
Congrats. Way to go

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